- Place a few drops of each oil on a cotton pad and soak the tick for a few seconds. Wait a few minutes to remove the parasite with a tick clamp.
- Add a few drops of each oil in your best friend shampoo to get rid of the fleas or ticks.
A WORD OF CAUTION:
Animals are different from humans: first physiologically (acutely developed receptors, sensors, and senses, skin, coat, body mass and organs); second by behaviour and habits: skin licking, constant sniffing... Dogs and cats ( in particular) have a much more developed sense of smell than ours, and all smells affect them with much more power than they do us.
In consequence, YOU SHOULD ALWAYS CONSULT YOUR VET BEFORE INTRODUCING ESSENTIAL OILS TO YOUR DOG OR ANY PET.
Precautions of use of essential oils with animals and pets:
Do not use essential oils for therapeutic use without the advice of a veterinarian knowledgeable in essential oils uses, applications and precautions.
Find out more about essential oils before using them.
Patch Test on a small area 48 hours before applying an essential oil to your pet.
Do not use any essential oils for animals younger than 3 months, on pregnant or lactating females.
Never apply pure essential oils on the coat.
Never inject essential oils (pure or diluted) intravenously, intramuscularly, or subcutaneously.
Never apply pure or diluted essential oils to the eyes.
Never apply pure essential oils to the ears or mucous membranes.
These words of caution are not a substitute for a consultation with a qualified veterinarian.
A synergy is a combination of different essential and vegetable oils, in order to reinforce the action sought.
These oils may have different properties, allowing for a mixture acting at different levels. However, if they have the same properties they will be able to strengthen each other to achieve the desired effect because they will have different modes of action.
To know more about the use of essential oils for pets, please check our page Pets and essential oils
Always check with your veterinarian when in doubts on how to use the essential oils.